Elana takes reality TV to YouTube

By admin
27 September 2010

If you haven’t seen it. You’ve been missing out.Elana Afrika is taking her handheld camera wherever she goes and it is making for some great entertainment.

Elana shoots the show herself with anything that has a record button and the results are great. It's like you are holding her hand when she goes out to party, work or just have fun.

You can watch Elana’s adventurous reality style show here. We asked her a few questions.

Where did the idea come from?

We shot on Mobile for a show that I produced two years ago. One day one of my cameramen couldn’t film one of the shows with Heinz Winckler. I went out and did the interview myself, on my phone! From then I decided to produce inserts on television by using footage from mobile phones. Of course I use any device, mobile phones or cameras. So, I go "Handheld".

What would you never put on film?

Anything that you can’t face your mom about afterwards...you never film!  It’s the same as interviews. Film, video and print are forever. Once it’s captured, it’s out there. The same goes for social media.

What is the funniest thing you have ever captured on film?

The funniest thing I have ever filmed was probably Arno Carstens when I shot his interview, and he left with my car keys.  All my stuff was in my car, except for my phone that I was holding to film him.

He came back three hours later and returned my keys. He then accidentally bumped my car (which I filmed). Needless to say, I had to laugh. Recently they also confiscated my camera when I went to interview DJ Sphectacula. I kept rolling. I got it all on camera.

What would you like to capture on your handheld next?

I would want to film an international star like Robert De Niro or a makeover! Or something fabulous like that.

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